The Bachelor and the Bride (ver 2) Tab

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Artist: The Decemberists
 Album: Her Majesty
  Song: The Bachelor and the Bride (ver 2)

Tabbed by: Jason P

This is an updated version of "Bachelor and the Bride" with the proper chords.
This song is supposed to be played on a 12-string, although it's not entirely necessary.


Capo 1st fret 


Verse chords:

   Em7 Am7sus4 Em11 Cadd9 B7#5
e|--0-----5------0----0-----7--|
B|--0-----5-----10----8-----0--|
G|--7-----7------0----0-----0--|
D|--5-----5------0----0-----7--|
A|--7-----7------9----7-----6--|
E|--0-----5-----10----8-----7--|


Em7                Am7sus4
There's a wrinkle,   in the water
Em11               Cadd9
Where we laid our,     first daughter
Em7                        Am7sus4    Cmaj7       B7#5
And I think the wind blows so sweetly there, over there

And the windows, and the cinders
And the willows, in the timbers
The infernal rattling of the rain, still remains

    Em          B7              Em
But I, said the bachelor to the bride 
       B7          C
Am not waiting for tonight,
    G         Am
No, I, I will box your ears
    B7                      Em7
And leave you here stripped bare

Em7 Am7sus4 Em11 Cadd9
Stripped bare...

Hear the corncrakes, and the deerhooves
And the sleet rain on the slate roof
A medallion locked inside her hands, in her hands

And his fingers, are they telling
Of the barren of her belly
Do his calluses cure her furrowed brow, even now

But I, said the bachelor to the bride
Am not waiting for tonight,
No, I will box your ears
And leave you here stripped bare, 

Em7 Am7sus4 Em11 Cadd9 Em7 Am7sus4 Em11 Cadd9
Stripped bare...       Stripped bare...

But I, said the bachelor to the bride
Am not waiting for tonight,
No, I will box your ears
    C
And take your tears
    Am                   C              Em7 Am7sus4 Em11 Cadd9
And leave you, leave you here, stripped bare

Em7 Am7sus4 Em11 Cadd9 (x2)  Em
#----------------------------PLEASE NOTE-----------------------------#
# This represents the author's own work and interpretation of the    #
# song. To be used only for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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